External Research Profile
- MSoc Sci (UCT)
- PhD (Natal)
Sarojini Nadar graduated with a BA degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1996. Her majors were in English Literature and Religious Studies. She obtained a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in 1997 and her Masters of Arts in 2000 in the area of Biblical Literature, also at UCT. She obtained her PhD in 2003 at the age of 27 from the erstwhile University of Natal (now UKZN). While she was still undertaking her PhD, she was the coordinator of the International Network in Advanced Theological Education (INATE) from 2002-2005. The network was based in 8 countries and spanned five continents. In 2008, she was appointed to a permanent position as the Director of the Gender and Religion programme which she co-founded. She returned to this position in 2014 after a two-year tenure as the Dean of Research in the College of Humanities in 2012 and 2013. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and Full Professor in 2014.
For a selected list of Publications see: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=XgYLic4AAAAJ&hl=en
- Postcolonial Mission: Power and Partnership in World Christianity. Edited by Desmond van der Water, Isabel Apawo Phiri, Namsoon Kang, Roderick Hewitt and Sarojini Nadar. Upland, CA: Sopher Press, 2010. Co-edited with Desmond van der Water, Isabel Apawo Phiri, Namsoon Kang and Roderick Hewitt.
- Ragbag Theologies: Essays in Honour of Denise M. Ackermann – A Feminist Theologian of Praxis.Edited by Miranda Pillay, Sarojini Nadar and Clint le Bruyns.Stellenbosch: SUN Press, 2009. Co-edited with Miranda Pillay and Clint le Bruyns.
- African Women, Religion, and Health: Essays in Honour of Mercy Amba Oduyoye. Edited by Isabel Phiri and Sarojini Nadar. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, January 2006.
- On Being Church: African Women’s Voices and Visions. Edited by Isabel Phiri and Sarojini Nadar.Geneva: World Council of Churches, 2005.
- Her-stories: Hidden Histories of Women of Faith in Africa. Edited by Isabel Phiri, Devakarsham Betty Govinden and Sarojini Nadar.Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, 2002.
- Sarojini Nadar. 2014. “’Stories are data with Soul’ – lessons from black feminist epistemology.” Agenda: Empowering women for gender equity, 28:1, 18-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10130950.2014.871838 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10130950.2014.871838#.VGs7XfmSySo
- Sonene Nyawo, Sarojini Nadar and Sarasvathie Reddy. 2013. ‘Sowungumuntfu ke nyalo’ ‘You are now a Real Person’: Reproductive Self-Determination in the Context of Reproductive Health in Swaziland. Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa Vol. 19 No. 2. Special Issue (Nov 2013)pgs 105-118
- Elizabeth Getman and Sarojini Nadar. 2013. Natality and Motherism: Embodiment within a Praxis of Spiritual Leadership. Journal for the Study of Religion, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2013 pgs 59-73. http://www.readperiodicals.com/201307/3255522261.html
- Sarojini Nadar. 2013. ‘Politics of reconciliation: re-inscribing the wounded body’, in Concilium, International Journal of Theology (2013/1) pgs. 35-41http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/97243368/politics-reconciliation-re-inscribing-wounded-body
- Mutale Kaunda and Sarojini Nadar. 2012. “Remembering and Resistance: Lenshina Mulenga’s Search for Justice and Peace.” In Ecumenical Review, (Volume 64 Number 3, October 2012), pgs. 346-356 . (Equal contributions by both authors). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1758-6623.2012.00179.x/abstract
- Salvador Macule and Sarojini Nadar. 2012. “Women Oppressing Women: The Cultivation of Esprit de Corps in Xirilo (Women’s Association) of the UCCSA in Mozambique” In Ecumenical Review, (Volume 64 Number 3, October 2012), pgs. 357-365 (Equal contributions by both authors). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/erev.2012.64.issue-3/issuetoc
- Fulata Moyo and Sarojini Nadar. 2012. “Editorial: Gendered Perspectives on the Busan 10th Assembly theme on Justice and Peace.” In Ecumenical Review, (Volume 64 Number 3, October 2012), pgs. 233-240 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1758-6623.2012.00170.x/abstract
- Sarojini Nadar and Isabel Phiri. 2012. “Charting the Paradigm Shifts in HIV Research: The Contribution of Gender and Religion Studies” In Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 28.2 (2012) 121–147 (Equal Contribution by both authors) http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/83715868/charting-paradigm-shifts-hiv-research-contribution-gender-religion-studies
- Jennifer Sistig and Sarojini Nadar. 2011. “Who’s in charge in a genderless Marriage? A feminist and queer analysis of the opposition to same-sex marriage by the Marriage Alliance of South Africa” In the Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa 17.2, 2011 pgs 77-92. http://jgra.co.za/uploads/File/pdfs/journals/JGRA_17.2.pdf
- Isabel Phiri and Sarojini Nadar. 2011. “‘The Personal is Political’: Faith and Religion in a Public University.” Acta Theologica Supplementum 14 (Faith, Religion and the Public University). 2011, 81-94, http://swbplus.bszbw.de/bsz343536757inh.pdf;jsessionid=113A0D36144C6E2023EBE152F0696C11?1401642590413
- Sarojini Nadar and Cheryl Potgieter. 2010. “‘Liberated Through Submission?’: The Worthy Woman’s Conference (WWC) as a Case Study of Formenism.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 26/2. 2010, 163-173. http://mwbdvjh.muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_feminist_studies_in_religion/v026/26.2.nadar.html
- Cheryl Potgieter and Sarojini Nadar. 2010. “‘Don’t Touch Me on My Psychology and Religion!’ Feminist Backlash in a Wearable Cloak and Different Voice.” Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity. 2010, 46-54. http://researchspace.ukzn.ac.za/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10413/6338/Potgieter_Cheryl_2011.pdf?sequence=3
- Isabel Phiri and Sarojini Nadar. 2010. “Talking Back to Religion and HIV&AIDS Using an African Feminist Missiological Framework: Sketching the Contours of the Conversation.” Journal of Constructive Theology: Gender, Religion and Theology in Africa 16/2. December 2010. http://mwbdvjh.muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_feminist_studies_in_religion/v028/28.2.nadar.html
- Sarojini Nadar. 2009. “Changing the World: The Task of Feminist Biblical Scholars.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 25/2. 2009, 137-143. http://mwbdvjh.muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_feminist_studies_in_religion/v025/25.2.nadar.html
- Sarojini Nadar. 2009.”Palatable Patriarchy and Violence Against Wo/men in South Africa: Angus Buchan’s Mighty Men’s Conference as a Case Study of Masculinism.” Scriptura 102. 2009, 549-559. http://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/614
- Sarojini Nadar. 2009.”‘The Bible Says!’: Feminism, Hermeneutics and Neo-Pentecostal Challenges.” Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 134. July 2009, 131-146.
- Sarojini Nadar. 2009.”Sacred Stories as Theological Pedagogy.” Journal of Constructive Theology 14/2 and 15/2. 2009, 9-24
- Sarojini Nadar. 2009.”The Feminist Teacher: Pedagogy of the Oppressed Woman?.” Journal of Constructive Theology 14/2 and 15/2. 2009, 37-56.
- Sarojini Nadar. 2009.”Beyond the ‘Ordinary Reader’ and the ‘Invisible Intellectual’: Shifting Contextual Bible Study from Liberation Discourse to Liberation Pedagogy.” Old Testament Essays 22/2. 2009, 384-403.
- Sarojini Nadar. 2009.”The Bible in and for Mission: A Case Study of the Council for World Mission.” Missionalia 37/2. 2009, 210-228. http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication_article/mission_v38_n1_a3
- Isabel Phiri and Sarojini Nadar. 2009″‘Going Through the Fire with Eyes Wide Open’: African Women’s Perspectives on Indigenous Knowledge, Patriarchy and Sexuality.” Journal for the Study of Religion 22/2. 2009, 5-22. (Equal Contribution by both authors). http://www.ajol.info/index.php/jsr/article/view/50581
- Sarojini Nadar. 2009. “Her-Stories and Her-Theologies: Charting Feminist Theologies in Africa.” Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae XXXV [Supplement]. December 2009, 135-150. http://www.unisa.ac.za/contents/faculties/theology/chssa/docs/abstracts-shexxxv-supplement-03-03-2010.pdf
- Sarojini Nadar. 2009. “Toward a Feminist Missiological Agenda: A Case Study of the Jacob Zuma Rape Trial.” Missionalia 37/1. 2009, 85-102. http://missionalia.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/03miss37-1-toc-and-editorial.pdf
- Sarojini Nadar. 2007. “Contextual Theological Education in Africa and the Challenge of Globalization.” Ecumenical Review 59/2-3. 2007, 235-241. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1758-6623.2007.tb00630.x/abstract
- Isabel Phiri and Sarojini Nadar. 2006. “What’s in a Name? Forging a Theoretical Framework for African Women’s Theologies.” Journal of Constructive Theology 12/2. 2006, 5-23. (Equal Contribution by both authors).
- Sarojini Nadar. 2006. “‘Hermeneutics of Transformation?’ A Critical Exploration of the Model of Social Engagement Between Biblical Scholars and Faith Communities.” Scriptura 93. 2006, 339-351. http://reference.sabinet.co.za/webx/access/electronic_journals/script/script_v93_a5.pdf
- Sarojini Nadar. 2005. “Searching the Dungeons Beneath our Religious Discourses: The Case of Violence Against Women and the ‘Unholy Trinity’.” Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity 66. 2005, 16-22. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10130950.2005.9674641?queryID=%24%7BresultBean.queryID%7D#.VGt2tvmSySo
- Sarojini Nadar. 2005. “Paradigm Shifts in Mission: From an Ethic of Domination to an Ethic of Justice and Love: The Case of 1 Tim. 2: 8-15.” Missionalia 33/2. 2005, 303-314.
- Sarojini Nadar. 2004. “On Being the Pentecostal Church: Pentecostal Women’s Voices and Visions.” The Ecumenical Review 56/3. 2004, 354-367. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1758-6623.2004.tb00521.x/abstract
- Tinyiko Maluleke and Sarojini Nadar. 2004. “Alien Fraudsters in the White Academy: Agency in Gendered Colour.” Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 120. November 2004, 5-17. (Equal Contribution by both Authors)
- Sarojini Nadar. 2004. “On Being Church: African Women’s Voices and Visions.” Journal of Constructive Theology 10/1. July 2004, 1-12.
- Sarojini Nadar. 2004. “‘Texts Of Terror’ Disguised as the ‘Word Of God’: The Case of Esther 2:1-18 and the Conspiracy of Rape in the Bible.” Journal of Constructive Theology 10/2. December 2004, 59-79.
- Sarojini Nadar. 2003. “Re-reading Job in the Midst of Suffering in the HIV/AIDS Era: How Not to Talk of God.” Old Testament Essays 16/2. 2003, 343-357. http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication_article/oldtest_v16_n2_a11
- Sarojini Nadar. 2002. “Gender, Power, Sexuality and Suffering Bodies: Re-reading the Characters of Esther and Vashti for Social Transformation.” Old Testament Essays 15/1. 2002, 113-130.
- Tinyiko Maluleke and Sarojini Nadar. 2002. “Breaking the Covenant of Violence against Women.” Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 114. November 2002, 5-17. (Equal Contribution by both Authors)
- Sarojini Nadar. 2001. “Living in Two Worlds: The Changing Role of South African Indian Women in the Full Gospel Church.” Journal for the Study of Religion 14/2. 2001, 73-83. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/jsr/search/authors/view?firstName=Sarojini&middleName=&lastName=Nadar&affiliation=&country
- Sarojini Nadar. 2000. “Subverting Gender and Ethnic Assumptions in Biblical Narrative: Exploring the Narrative Voice of Ruth.” Journal of Constructive Theology 6/2. 2000, 67-84.
- Sarojini Nadar. 2008. “Review Article – Engaging Biblical Authority.” Journal of Biblical Interpretation 1.2008, 375-393
- Sarojini Nadar.2007. “Review Article: What about the Margins? Biblical Scholarship Fifteen Years after Voices From the Margin.” Scriptura 95. 2007, 293-297.
- Sarojini Nadar. 2002.”Review Article – The Bible in Africa: Transactions, Trajectories and Trends.” Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 112. March 2002, 99-104.
- Kennedy Owino, “Godly Manhood”: Evangelical Constructions Of Masculinities In A South African Context – A Case Study Of The Mighty Men’s Conference (MMC), – Co-Supervisor with Isabel Phiri, 2014
- Rosinah Gabaitse: “Towards an African Pentecostal feminist biblical hermeneutic of liberation: Interpreting Acts 2:1-47 in the context of Botswana” – Co-supervisor with Jonathan Draper, 2013
- Jenette Louisa Sprong, “For Healing and Transformation” A feminist ecclesiological study on the gap between gender policy and practice in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) – Sole Supervisor, 2012
- Rubeena Partab, “Challenging Masculinities: Critical Feminist Reflections on the relationship between Domestic Violence and Religion.” – Sole Supervisor, 2012
- Cheryl Dibeela, “A Quest for a Liberatory Learning Ethos: (A Case Study of the Women’s Associations in the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa).” – Co-Supervisor with Steve De Gruchy, 2011
- Rose Materu, “Towards Gender-Sensitive Theological Responses To HIV and AIDS: A Critical Study of the HIV And AIDS Policy and Programmes of The Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.” – Co-Supervisor with Isabel Apawo Phiri, 2011
- Lydia Mwaniki, “God’s Image or Man’s Glory?: A Kenyan Postcolonial Feminist Reading of 1 Corinthians 11:1-16.” – Co-Supervisor with Jonathan A. Draper, 2011
- Beatrice Dedaa Okyere-Manu, “‘Shattering the Glass Ceiling’: A Critical Feminist Investigation of the Ethical Challenges faced by African Women in Black Economic Empowerment (BEE).” – Co-Supervisor with Felix Munyaradzi Murove, 2011